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Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil director Eli Craig is in talks to helm the long-teased Zombieland television series, which now appears destined for Amazon’s streaming platform, Deadline reports.
The website confirms the involvement of the film’s producer Gavin Polone and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who had originally planned the 2009 big-screen comedy as a television series. Sony Pictures Television is producing.
“We always thought [it should be a TV series],” Polone said in 2011, when word of a potential half-hour comedy initially emerged. “If you watch the movie with that in mind, you will see some remnants of the television show. We have the ‘Zombie Kill of the Week,’ which was always intended to happen every week. The movie ends on a cliffhanger; it doesn’t have a real resolution.”
As we learned last week from casting notices, the Zombieland TV show will focus on the four main characters from the movie — Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock — with two office workers named Fred and Ainsley added to the mix.